Coldwater basketball sweeps Hastings; boys win first game of season
COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) – The Coldwater varsity boys and girls basketball teams opened up Interstate 8 play Friday night by hosting Hastings at the Coach Floyd Eby Gymnasium. The Cardinal boys picked up their first win of the season by beating the Saxons 55-44. Ayden Dirschell had a big night, leading his team with 22 points, 14 rebounds, and 4 assists. Gavin Taylor had 9 points and 3 boards, and Niko Downs added 7 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 steals. Zach Coffing had 6 rebounds and 6 assists to go with his 5 points as Coldwater improved to 1-3 overall, 1-1 in the Interstate 8.
Wrestling Preview 2023-24: City/area teams looking for a strong season on the mat
BATTLE CREEK - It's a new season on the mat, with fresh faces and veterans all trying to make their mark among the wrestling teams in the Enquirer readership area. Annual events such as the All-City Meet on Jan. 13 and the traditional McGinnis-Evans Memorial Invitational at Battle Creek Central on Jan. 27 are the showcase events on the high school wrestling schedule.
Cardinals boys underclassmen basketball teams split at Hastings
HASTINGS, MI (WTVB) – The Coldwater underclassmen boys basketball teams split their games at Hastings on Thursday night. The Junior Varsity Cardinals defeated Hastings 47-29. Bennett McDonald led Coldwater with 13 points and five steals while Landon Dirschell added 10 points and Jakyi Brown Abston grabbed eight rebounds and...
Marshall starts fast, rolls to conference win over rival Harper Creek
BATTLE CREEK — Marshall started fast, and the Redhawks didn't let up. The Redhawks started the game with a dozen straight points as Marshall defeated Harper Creek, 65-55, in an Interstate 8 Conference boys basketball game at Harper Creek High School on Friday. Here are the Enquirer's 3 Takeaways...
Top 25 high school girls basketball players: Vote for Preseason Player of the Year
BATTLE CREEK - It's the Top 25. We are trying something new in the Battle Creek Enquirer. We are listing the top 25 high school girls basketball players in the area and we are asking readers to vote for who will end up being the Enquirer Player of the Year when the season is over.
2023-24 Preview: Area girls basketball teams ready to hit the court running
BATTLE CREEK - Many area girls basketball teams have high expectations for the 2023-24 season, with experienced rosters to back those up. The girls basketball season has tipped off this week. What follows will make for a full schedule on the court for area girls hoop fans to enjoy, with districts the week of March 4 and the state finals set for the Breslin Center on the campus of Michigan State University on March 23.
Harper Creek duo named to Associated Press Division 3-4 All-State Football Team
BATTLE CREEK - One of the area's top teams Harper Creek had players selected to the Associated Press 2023 Division 3-4 All-State football team, as named by a statewide panel of Michigan sports writers. Harper Creek, which went 6-4 and advanced to the playoffs, had two players named to the...
Maroon Giants down Bearcats in Battle of the Centrals for girls basketball
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — In a game that saw both sides aiming for their first win of the season, it was Kalamazoo Central who took home the honor Thursday night as the Maroon Giants knocked off the Bearcats of Battle Creek Central, 62-42. The Giants held a 35-17 lead at the half before extending their advantage to 56-28 heading into the fourth quarter.
Roundup: Marshall girls hold off Harper Creek; Lakeview boys win big at Gull Lake
BATTLE CREEK — Marshall's girls basketball team enjoyed a win-win kind of night. The Redhawks held on to get a win over their rival and were able to open conference play on the right foot. Marshall held off Harper Creek for a 52-48 victory in Interstate 8 Conference girls...
Michigan High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Barry County Today - December 5
Looking for how to watch high school basketball games in Barry County, Michigan today? We've got the information. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Barry County, Michigan High School Boys Basketball Games Today. Plainwell High...
Bulldogs Play in Playoffs
The Lakeview football team made the playoffs this year and it was an exciting time for everyone. The student section was packed for the final game and everyone was pumped up. Although the season may be over now, let’s see what some players on the team had to say about the final game.
This former BCC coach was just inducted into the National College Football Hall of Fame
BATTLE CREEK - Roy Kramer started his football coaching career in Battle Creek. And now he is one of the giants in the sport. The highly-decorated Kramer received yet another honor as he was inducted into the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame at an awards ceremony in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
Basketball Roundup: Battle Creek Academy's Sofia Keller scores 1,000th career point
TEKONSHA - Getting to 1,000 points usually comes near the end of a standout high school career. Sofia Keller of Battle Creek Academy hit that milestone on opening night of the girls basketball season, and it seems like she is just getting started. In just her first game of her...
Local Residents and Organizations Help KCC Reach Fundraising Goal for Pickleball Expansion
Kellogg Community College (KCC) has met its fundraising goal for the expansion of its outdoor pickleball courts. The $50,000 raised in a public campaign matches the amount committed by the Calhoun County Visitors Bureau. Over 100 donors contributed to the $100,000 total for the KCC Pickleball Project.
Brandt’s touch pass to Laverty for Charlotte score
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — The high school boy’s basketball season started last week and it has already produced a Champion Play of the Week. In Charlotte’s 64-43 win over Hastings on Friday night the Orioles showed off their ability to score in a hurry. In a transition,...
Olivet topples Harper Creek in 'yucky' win on opening night of girls basketball season
OLIVET - The area's girls basketball teams had to sit on the sidelines an extra week, but it was worth the wait for Olivet as the Eagles opened the season with a win over Harper Creek. Olivet defeated Harper Creek, 47-30, on opening night for the girls basketball season at...
Coldwater underclassmen boys basketball teams lose at B.C. Lakeview
BATTLE CREEK, MI (WTVB) – The Coldwater boys underclassmen basketball teams both lost at Battle Creek Lakeview on Monday night. Coldwater dropped the JV game 56-47 as their record fell to 2-1. Jakyi Brown Abston led Coldwater with 12 points while Dayton Ennis had 11 points. Abston and Bennett...
Lakeview edges Coldwater boys on Parents Night; Lady Cards victorious against Spartans
COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) – The Coldwater Cardinal basketball teams hosted Parents Night Tuesday at the Coach Floyd Eby Gymnasium. The Cardinal boys dropped to 0-3 as visiting Battle Creek Lakeview used a 13-7 fourth quarter to take the 39-36 victory. The Spartans’ trapping defense forced seven Coldwater turnovers in the final frame. LeBron Campbell took advantage by scoring all but two of his team’s points in the fourth quarter; he finished with a game-high 16 points as the Spartans improved to 2-0.
You Voted: Battle Creek's No. 1 'Player To Watch' in high school boys basketball is...?
We came up with our list of the 'Elite 8: Top Players To Watch' in high school boys basketball for the 2023-24 season. Then we asked you for your opinion in our Battle Creek Enquirer poll. After all the votes were in, you have given us your answer. According to...
Elite 8: Enquirer's top players to watch in girls basketball for 2023-24
BATTLE CREEK - You want to see them play. Often, the other team is focusing on them as well. They are the ones to watch because they are the top high school girls basketball players in the area. It's a tough list to make, especially since there is only room for eight. But as we tip off the high school girls basketball season, this is who we consider the Battle Creek Enquirer's Elite 8 — the top players to...